I'm Your Huckleberry by Val Kilmer audiobook

I'm Your Huckleberry: A Memoir

By Val Kilmer
Read by Will Forte , George Newbern , and Mare Winningham

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982144890

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797109701

  • ISBN: 9781797109701

Runtime: 7.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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Legendary actor Val Kilmer shares the stories behind his most beloved roles, reminisces about his star-studded career and love life, and reveals the truth behind his recent health struggles in a remarkably candid autobiography.

Val Kilmer has played many iconic roles over his nearly four-decade film career. A table-dancing Cold War agent in Top Secret! A troublemaking science prodigy in Real Genius. A brash fighter pilot in Top Gun. A swashbuckling knight in Willow. A lovelorn bank robber in Heat. A charming master of disguise in The Saint. A wise-cracking detective in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Of course, Batman, Jim Morrison and the sharp-shooting Doc Holliday.

But who is the real Val Kilmer? With I’m Your Huckleberry—published ahead of next summer’s highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, in which Kilmer returns to the big screen as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky—the enigmatic actor at last steps out of character and reveals his true self.

In this uniquely assembled memoir—featuring vivid prose, snippets of poetry and rarely-seen photos—Kilmer reflects on his acclaimed career, including becoming the youngest actor ever admitted to the Juilliard School’s famed drama department, determinedly campaigning to win the lead part in The Doors, and realizing a years-long dream of performing a one-man show as his hero Mark Twain. He shares candid stories of working with screen legends Marlon Brando, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert De Niro, and recounts high-profile romances with Cher, Cindy Crawford, Daryl Hannah, and former wife Joanne Whalley. He chronicles his spiritual journey and lifelong belief in Christian Science, and describes travels to far-flung locales such as a scarcely inhabited island in the Indian Ocean where he suffered from delirium and was cared for by the resident tribe. And he reveals details of his recent throat cancer diagnosis and recovery—about which he has disclosed little until now.

While containing plenty of tantalizing celebrity anecdotes, I’m Your Huckleberry—taken from the famous line Kilmer delivers as Holliday in Tombstone—is ultimately a singularly written and deeply moving reflection on mortality and the mysteries of life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In tender vignettes, the actor…charts his life from birth to present day, writing with candor, vulnerability and sometimes regret.” USA TOday
“A zigzagging ride through Kilmer’s distinctive life and career, penned by a spiritual storyteller with no qualms about indulging in his eccentricities…For Hollywood fanatics, Kilmer drops plenty of names and behind-the-scenes tidbits…There is something charming and disarming about a celebrity memoir that’s willing to go off the rails.” Washington Post
“Leaves no stone left unturned…Kilmer documents his life with candor and vulnerability.” NBC News

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Author

Author Bio: Val Kilmer

Author Bio: Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer is an American actor known for his roles in Top Secret!, Top Gun, Real Genius, Thunderheart, Willow, The Doors, True Romance, Tombstone, Batman Forever, Heat, The Saint, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and more. A graduate of Juilliard’s drama department, he has appeared on Broadway and London’s West End. He has published two books of poetry and received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. He is also an accomplished visual artist, with work exhibited in galleries worldwide.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English